Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests is the first ever comprehensive treatise of diseases and insect pests affecting two crops that play an important role in ensuring food and nutritional security to millions of people, particularly in arid and semiarid regions of the world. It is the result of work of more than 80 expert scientists from 12 countries.
This compendium is a field guide on diagnosis and management of diseases, insect pests, and noninfectious disorders of chickpea and lentil. It covers diseases caused by fungi, nematodes, viruses, bacteria, phytoplasmas, parasitic weeds, and insect damage. It also provides diagnostics and treatments for noninfectious disorders including nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, herbicide injuries, and environmental problems like heat stress, waterlogging, and cold injury. A helpful section on the theory and practice of disease and pest management utilizing cultural practices, epidemiology, and population genetics is included.
This new compendium is a ready-reference book for growers, diagnosticians, extension specialists, and crop protection scientists and students. Worldwide regulatory agencies and international agriculture organizations will utilize this color guide as a trusted resource for many years to come.
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